The Makaha Sons – Louis “Moon” Kauakahi on 6-string guitar, Jerome “Boogie” Koko on 12-string guitar and the late John Koko on upright bass – blend their magical harmonies into unique performances of traditional Hawaiian music. In this encore of a vintage performance taped at the PBS Hawaii studios, they play some of their most beloved songs.
Robert Cazimero states, “It’s a testament to a time gone by, that really might not be seen again.” Jon de Mello, Owner and CEO of Mountain Apple Company, says, “This show is the top of Hawaiian music in the 20th century.”
Robert Cazimero and Jon de Mello are referring to Hawaii: Songs of Aloha, a program originally broadcast to a national PBS audience in the year 2000 that gathered some of Hawaii’s brightest stars on one stage: The Brothers Cazimero, Amy Hanaiali‘i Gilliom, Willie K, O’Brian Eselu, Makaha Sons, Jake Shimabukuro, Na Leo, Hapa, Ledward Kaapana, Cyril Pahinui and the Kamehameha Schools Concert Glee Club. On Monday, October 5 at 7:30 pm, to commemorate 50 years of public television in Hawaii, PBS Hawaii will bring back this historic treasure as PBS Hawaii: Celebrating 50 Years With Songs of Aloha. Join PBS Hawaii President and CEO Leslie Wilcox and co-host Robert Cazimero as PBS Hawaii presents a timeless program that captures a magical moment of Hawaiian music and dance.
Original air date: Mon., Oct. 5, 7:30 pm